Family Home Evening - Back to School

Tonight's FHE I decided to focus on learning, knowledge and going back to school.  We went over our children's school and class policies with them and discussed any concerns they might have.

Here is an outline to follow:

Family Home Evening Outline for: Going back to school and learning new things.

Welcome everyone to Family Night

Sing: "Teach Me To Walk In The Light" pg 177 Children's Song Book

Have a member of the family member say the prayer

Discuss any family business

Scripture:  D&C 46:18 "To another is given the word of knowledge, that all may be taught to be wise and to have knowledge."

Read "Be Smart" by Caroline H Benzley
As a family discuss the importance of receiving a good education and doing our best at school.  Discuss school and classroom policies and being respectful to teachers and classmates.  Discuss what kind of study habits are to be expected.  Talk about how learning can be fun.

Show this picture from the March 2007 Friend Magazine:

Bear testimonies on education and learning.

Close with a Family Prayer.

Treat option:
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

1/4 cup shortening (no tans fat)
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
Mix the above ingredients together. Then add:
1/4 and 2 TBSP wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 to 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Mix well then add:
1 cup Quick Oats
Mix then stir in:
1 cup of chocolate chips (if you would like you could do 1/2 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup white, peanut butter flavor, or butterscotch chips, or you could do raisins)

On a lightly sprayed cookie sheet place large spoonful of cookie dough and flatten out slightly with back of spoon. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Makes 1 and 1/2 to 2 doz cookies (depends on size you make them).

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